Share/Bookmark 60 years ago – 1952 The Izaak Walton League agreed to spend $20 on trees and flowering shrubs for a school landscaping program. 55 years ago – 1957 The Hemet School District Board voted to comply with local requests that the seventh- and eighth-graders remain on the Hill. 50 years ago – 1962 The […]
Share/BookmarkOnce again it is springtime in Idyllwild. This season brings lilac flowers, Pacific Crest Trail hikers, goldfields carpeting Garner Valley, butterflies, rock climbers, nesting and migrating birds, wildflowers, green hillsides, running streams and so much more to the Hill. An April rain shower freshened things up and washed the panorama all clean. The late snows […]
Share/Bookmark60 years ago – 1952 Work began on a new bridge across Strawberry Creek at Fern Valley Corners, replacing a 25-year-old wooden structure. 55 years ago – 1957 It was the wettest May anyone could remember. The season’s total rain and snowfall was 5 inches under normal, but the late rains and snows were extremely […]
Share/BookmarkThe attention Idyllwild lavished on Ernie Maxwell during his centennial last year was well deserved. But it left his wife, Betty, the other half of the Town Crier’s founding editorial duo, in the shadows. Born in Missouri in 1906, Elizabeth Beeman grew up in luxury in New York City. By her own account a born […]
Our community day of fire awareness, also called the Firefighter’s Muster, held this past Saturday, was gorgeous. Despite the cold rain earlier in the week, the sun was brilliant and warm, the temperature perfect.
Share/BookmarkEditor’s note: The first part of this article appearred in the April 26 issue. By John R. Newman, Idyllwild Arts Academy Dean of Students Completed projects This winter we completed a comprehensive energy audit, sponsored by Southern California Edison, and have retrofitted close to 100 percent of the campus with compact fluorescent light bulbs and […]
Share/BookmarkEver want to just get away? Find a quiet corner or nestle under a tree with a cool breeze? ARF offers a room away from it all, with no commitments, no fees. Only requirement is a warm loving heart and touch to the furry felines in the cattery. Come on in and visit our new […]
Share/BookmarkAfter the departure of Miss Wyoming, I have returned to a normal routine. This week, I spent time with my friends Les and Cheri Walker. He enjoys getting out on the dirt roads and exploring in Garner Valley and beyond. This week, Les and I drove up the control road past Halfway Spring and returned […]
We have talked a lot this year at Idyllwild Arts about sustainability, and we have achieved measurable successes. We discovered through this event, and in our work on other projects this year, that sustainability is a rallying cry for community; it is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate a constant that keeps us connected.